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Ive just come back from spending a few loving days in a remote part of France with all my work colleagues which was a lot of drunken fun and it was also quite nice to sit back, relax and chill out after a very busy year so far.
As I knew the weather was going to be really hot, I didn't need to take a suitcase full of different types of shoes with me, instead I decided that just my Fitflops would suffice for this occasion, meaning I would for once be able to travel with hand luggage only and not have to spend hours waiting for my suitcase to come off the conveyor belt, my case is always last!
The bit of preparation I hate doing the most if my feet, eurgh is about the amount of enthusiasm I can muster for this, but I know it has to be done otherwise they will be more evil than they are already and I cant bare or face someone else having to touch them. So thankfully there are a lot of products out there to make the whole job a lot less traumatic.
Pretty Feet is a company I've never heard of, but I came across it in Boots whilst buying a few other things that I needed to travel with and at £5.99 for a 100ml tube which I didn't find it too expensive if it turned out to be a waste of time, similar products have cost a lot more and have done an alright job.
So with the tube in hand, which has changed from the picture shown, to a nice white tube with a pastel blue coloured foot artistically placed and the only words which feature underneath are "Pretty Feet from Pretty Products Exfoliant using molecular friction technology. Fragrance free." And I think that is basically telling you all you need to know with regards to the product.
I have used similar products in the past from people such as a Sally Hansen and have found them to do the job they intend to do and add to that they are easy to use; it makes life simple for me. This product is no exception; it explains quite clearly what it is you are expected to do to get the best results from the product. Firstly, you need to ensure that your feet are clean and if like me you are still waiting flip-flops whilst giving a two fingered salute to this typical British Summer, then wash your feet first to ensure there is no dirt of grime on your feet, especially on the soles and then pat them dry. Once your feet are dry, you remove the lid and squeeze the tube and out comes a slightly white coloured paste which is fairly thick texture wise but given it is an exfoliant I was quite surprised at how smooth the paste actually was, usually with a product of this type you can feel the exfoliating particles really easily, not so with this and looking up product information here is the explanation: "Pretty Feet Exfoliant is unique. It uses Molecular Friction Technology that negates the requirement for harsh abrasives like pumice or ground nut shell and gently exfoliates for incredibly soft, silky smooth feet. Pretty Feet Exfoliant will also soften corns and callouses and after a few applications will soften and help repair hard, cracked heels. "
So with that explained, I applied a small amount to both of my feet, massaging the cream onto them and then because it has been a while since I had performed this task, I left the cream, as instructed for 5 minutes and then continued to massage the cream onto and into my feet until they became dry, again as directed. If you don't feel that your feet warrant the extra 5 minutes then you can simply massage it into your feet until dry. Once I had done this, I was more than surprised to find that my feet had become incredibly soft, more so because there was no rough particles that I could see visibly removing the skin, I did brush excess residue from the soles of my feet, as instructed, but there was nothing to show that it was lots of dry skin. So I did double check my feet to just make sure what I was seeing and feeling wasn't my imagination and it wasn't, my feet were visibly smoother and softer to touch, by no means perfect and I would need to repeat the process more than once every three months for them to be so, but should anyone happen to have a quick glance at my feet, I wouldn't be embarrassed by them.
When it comes to ingredients, whilst there are some listed, there is nothing listed that would lead me to identify the aroma, if there was to be a downside to this product it would be the lack of scent because for me it is a huge selling point of products, but there is none with this and if you get your nose close enough to the paste when you first squeeze it, there is a slight hint of a scent but nothing I can identify by saying it reminded me of honey or a subtle strawberry scent. So for those of you who like non smelly products this would be perfect. That said, the fact it didn't have an aroma to be excited over wouldn't put me off using it and I full intend to use up the whole tube before deciding whether or not I need something smelly to use.
Once I was satisfied that my feet were fully exfoliated I did use up some of my Soap and Glory foot moisturising cream because I had negated to buy anything else. There is however a Pretty Feet moisturiser and deodorant that you can purchase to use and naturally Pretty Feet highly recommend you use their product.
Even without a very nice aroma, I have to admit, I really like the effects this cream has on my feet and the fact it lived up to its expectations and in my view not over-hyped like other products I have used. I was left with soft, smooth feet to the touch and that is what I required and got.